Topps took over NFL trading card production in 1956 and created a few different packaging options for youngsters ready to start a collection. Finds in later years have helped with the knowledge.
Modern Sports Card News
Packing four autographs per master box, 2019 Bowman’s Best baseball will arrive with a shout out to a Bowman product design from 20 years ago.
Jackie Robinson’s endorsement led to a cigarette advertising card from the latter part of the 1940s.
Hockey card collectors and dealers can rest easy. Top draft pick Jack Hughes is under contract for multiple years with the league’s trading card partner.
Sports Memorabilia News
Hockey legend Ray Bourque will sell off some of his career memorabilia later this year.
Around the Hobby
One collector’s historic hockey find is donated to the Hockey Hall of Fame; a great old program from a Thurman Munson “roast”; a long-time New Jersey dealer is laid to rest…and Dr. Jim Beckett has a new podcast.
A one-year style 49ers jersey worn by a player known for one of the most bizarre plays in football history is now in the hands of an avid collector.
- Notes: NSCC Baines Sweepstakes; Finals Warmups; Bankrupt Becker’s Stuff Sells, Palace Auction
- Notes: NSCC Autograph Additions; Altered Cards; Rookie Premiere Story; Mayo Factory History
- Notes on the Card Doctoring Scandal
- Notes: Gretzky Collector’s Crazy Tattoo; Ruth Jersey on Nightly News; Gary V Touts Cards Again
What’s Hot in the Shop
A successful Kid’s Club launch has Mike feeling excited for the future as he runs down the top five best selling sports card boxes.